The National eligibility and entrance examination (NEET) or NEET-UG is a qualification examination in India for the candidates who wish to pursue any undergraduate medical course (MBBS), dental course (BDS) or postgraduate course (MD/MS) in government or private medical colleges in India. The NEET-UG for MBBS and BDS courses is conducted by the central board of secondary education (CBSE). The first ever entrance examination being conducted during the session of the 5th May, 2013.
The dental council of India also amended the BDS course regulations 2007 and notified in the gazette of India dated 31st May, 2012 that admission to BDS course in each academic year shall be through the national eligibility and entrance examination. The MCI medical council of India and other dental council of India have mentioned that the central board of secondary education will be the governing authority and conducting partner of the entrance examination.
The responsibility of the CBSE is limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of the result and providing merit list to the counselling authorities. The participating institutes of the CBSE will be 353 medical colleges and 297 dental colleges across the country.
The candidates are requested to go through the eligibility criteria before applying for the entrance examination.
1. The candidates should have an aggregate of 50% in total in Physics, chemistry and Biology for the general category. The candidate should have 40% in aggregate in the same subjects for the SC/ST category. The candidate should have 45% aggregate for the physically disabled category.
2. The students must pass the Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subjects individually.
3. The candidate should have minimum 17 years and maximum 25 years at the time of admissions.
4. The upper age limit is relaxed by the 5 years for the SC/ST category.
The NEET UG 2014 examination is a 3 hour exam wherein the candidates have to answer a single paper consisting of the 180 objective Type of questions from the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
The candidates will be able to apply in online mode by logging in to www.cbseneet.nic.in.
The application fee for NEET UG 2013 was Rs.1000 for the candidates belonging to the General/OBC categories and rs.550 for those belonging to the Sc/ST/PwD categories. The applications could also be submitted after the deadline and before the date of 05/02/2013 after payment of a late fee of Rs.1000. the application fee for the NEET UG 2014 can be expected to be the same amount.
NEET address details
The address details of the conducting body CBSE is given below.
Central board of secondary education,
Shiksha Kendra, 2- community centre,
Preet vihar,New Delhi- 110092.
Phone: 011-22041807, 22041808, 1800118002